Hours of Operation:

Monday-Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

​​​​​​​​​Oneida County History Center

​​​​​​​​Oneida County History Center

Closed Labor Day Weekend


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Thank you to our 2022 Telethon Sponsors


​​Visit our Programs Page for information on upcoming programs and events including live virtual lectures and recordings on demand! Visit OCHC's Youtube Channel to view all virtual lectures!

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Visit the History Center's e-Bookstore for a great selection of local history books and merchandise.  Our entire inventory is available to purchase online with curbside pickup available!  Shop now!
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Welcome to the

oneida county

history center!


To protect and preserve the past of Oneida County, as well as, Central New York, for present and future generations. The History Center seeks to make this rich heritage readily available to researchers, families, and students enhancing the community’s knowledge and appreciation of its history.

Hall of Fame Celebration October 26!

Mark your calendar and save the date to welcome the 2022 Oneida County Historical Hall of Fame and Living Legend inductees. The annual awards Celebration will held at Valentino’s Banquet Hall, New Hartford on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 starting at 5:00 pm.

This campaign strives to honor outstanding members of our community, past and present, for their service as leaders, pioneers, and advocates, and for their efforts in furthering the region's industries, culture, and educational opportunities. Inductees are honored at an annual awards ceremony held each fall and through a permanent display in the History Center’s exhibit gallery.

2022 inductees to be announced soon!

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Test your knowledge of Oneida County History & culture with our local history crossword puzzles here!​​

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Research by appointment​: 
Call 315-735-3642​

August 5th -31st, 2022

Grab your camera or smartphone to learn about the people, places, and events that shaped Oneida County and your community. Choose a county or city-wide scavenger hunt and follow the clues to historical sites, monuments, and markers. All ages are encouraged to participate. Clue sheets and instructions are available at the History Center or oneidacountyhistory.org starting August 5th! Free! 

Join us for the launch party on Friday, August 5 from 2:00-4 :00 pm. Visit the Programs Page for more information!

Historical Selfie Scavenger Hunt!

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Research by appointment​: 
Call 315-735-3642​

Closed Labor Day Weekend